HOUSTON , Sept. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, CITGO is stepping up to provide support to SBP as it works to help Florida residents recover from the storm’s impact in the region.
CITGO made a direct donation of $100,000 to SBP in support of its Disaster Assistance Program and Recovery Trainings.
“All of us at CITGO are proud to do our part alongside SBP to assist Floridians affected by Hurricane Idalia,” said CITGO President and CEO Carlos Jordá. “Many are facing very challenging circumstances in the aftermath of the storm, and we are pleased to be able to lend a helping hand.”
SBP’s Disaster Assistance Program helps ensure disaster victims receive maximum FEMA support as they recover from the storm. The group’s Recovery Trainings program provides practical webinars and in-person training to share best practices with NGOs and storm survivors.
SBP is a national social impact organization dedicated to shrinking the time between disaster and recovery by reducing risk, increasing preparedness and resilience, and improving disaster recovery systems, policies, and programs to better serve the needs of all Americans. Since its founding in 2006 in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 3,000 families, with the help of 150,000 volunteers in 16 communities across the U.S. and the Bahamas.
CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry and operates under the well-known CITGO brand. CITGO owns and operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 38 active terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,300 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 807,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) (make note of new combined capacity), CITGO ranks as the fifth-largest and is one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products, and supplies a network of approximately 4,200 locally owned and independently operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.
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